How should your Realtor® make you feel?

How should your Realtor® make you feel? Some would say that buying and selling of residential properties is just a transaction, like buying a car, for example. But assisting someone in the sale or purchase of HOME is much more than a transaction. There are many factors to consider when you choose a Realtor® to represent you – just google ‘how to choose a Realtor®’. But in the end,...
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Thinking About ‘Moving Up’? Get Help from a REALTOR®.

So you already own a property, but you are thinking of ‘moving up’ by selling your house and buying another house.  You may have merged households or added to your family, you are feeling like you need more space, or you find yourself drawn to a different neighbourhood.  Buying and selling at the same time can be challenging – lots to think about, but can be done with a...
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Should the Benefits of the Home Buyers’ Plan Extend to More than First-Time Home Buyers?

You know how the Federal Government’s Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP) works, right? If you are a First-Time Home Buyer, you may borrow from your RRSPs up to $25,000 to assist you with your down payment, with no tax penalty, and you just pay the amount back into your RRSPs over the next 15 years. Since 2011, Realtors in Canada, through the Canadian Real Estate Association, have asked the government...
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Timing is Everything! When Should You Buy Downtown Kingston Homes?

There are many factors to consider when buying real estate, regardless of whether you are interested in a single-family home, a condo or investment property.  But in Downtown Kingston, Ontario, timing can be key.  Here is what we know. The University Schedule In Downtown Kingston, most rental properties have leases that run from May 1st to April 30th of the following year. For this reason, you will see a...
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